Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

May: Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
May is Lyme disease awareness month.

May is Lyme disease awareness month.

Lyme disease is on the rise in Maine. Learn how to lessen your risk of the disease this month. Last year HealthyU and Cutler Health Center’s Sande Curtis, FNP offered a Lunch & Learn detailing what the disease is and how to lessen your risk.

View the video of the presentation and the original post containing informational PDFs here. 

Joanna Rosebush and Hilary London run Healthy High Race

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Manager of the Employee Wellness Program Joanna Rosebush and Provant Health Coach Hilary London ran their first 5K at the UMaine Healthy High 5k race. They are excited to share their race picture with you!

Free Snowshoes for Employee Usage

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Free Snowshoe Usage for employees

Employees can check out snowshoes for free at MaineBound. MaineCard needed for free checkout. Snowshoes can only be used on campus.

Hilary London, Provant Health Coach

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Hilary London, Provant Health Coach, is on the UMaine campus and ready for your appointments. Hilary can help you manage your health and wellness. As your health coach she will encourage you to share what lifestyle changes would would like to make in the following areas:

  • understanding RiseUP
  • weight management
  • stress and anxiety management
  • understanding biometrics
  • nutrition
  • tobacco cessation.

When: Hilary is at UMaine every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and every other Thursday.

Where: Safety & Environmental Management (SEM) in York Village, Building #7 and Cutler Health Center. SEM is off Square Road from Grove Street Extension.

SCHEDULE TODAY by calling RiseUP at 855-2RISEUP

You can also email Hilary at


Fitness and Rec Center Orientation

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Rec Center orientation

Fitness and Rec Center Orientation, Saturday February 22, 8-9:30 a.m.

If you’ve been nervous about using the Student New Balance Recreation Center, now is your chance to get an introduction to the facility. Also included is an introduction to exercise equipment, a mini fitness assessment and a Q&A session with personal trainers and group fitness exercise instructors.

Click here for a PDF to share with others.

Hooping for Heart Health

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 1 – 1:45 p.m., New Balance Student Recreation Center

Join HealthyU this Friday, February 7 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center for Fitness Hooping gone red. Trish Hayes of Whole Lotta Hoopin’ will lead a fun workout to celebrate heart health. Bring sneakers and wear something red to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women national wear red day. Come, have fun, and work your heart.

Employee Express Fitness

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Squeeze a workout into your workday? Campus Recreation’s Employee Express Fitness program is designed to do just that.

  • Employee Express Fitness: Campus Recreation and HealthyU come together again to offer UMaine Employee Express Fitness!  There’s no longer any excuse not to fit in those recommended 30 minutes of exercise.  A personal trainer will lead the class in an energy-boosting workout designed to increase muscle strength, muscle endurance, cardio endurance, and aid in weight loss in a non-intimidating atmosphere. You will move through our circuit stations, working each major muscle group. Set your day up for success by coming to the 7:00 a.m. class, or come in at 11:15 a.m. for a pre-afternoon pick-me-up!  Great for any fitness level; especially those interested in learning how to use the equipment so they can return with confidence to use machines on their own.Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00- 7:30 a.m. OR 11:15- 11:45 a.m.
    Spring Session: Jan 22 – Feb 28
    Members: FREE! Non-Members: $15

Contact the Rec Center at 581-1082 to ask about joining this or any other program.

If interested in other spring fitness programming, click here for an informational brochure about all Spring 2014 session-based fitness programs. Though many of these programs have already begun, you can still join. Remember that program costs are different depending on whether or not you have a Rec Center membership; find more information about memberships here.


Lunch & Learn: A Heart Health Heart to Heart

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 12 – 1 p.m., Bangor Room in the Memorial Union

HealthyU presents a Lunch & Learn program dedicated to heart health, highlighting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red for Women aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women in the United States. Local Denise Sullivan, a Certified Medical Assistant and Educator, speaks about how she became a heart disease statistic and about what you can do to help prevent your risk of heart disease and how to recognize the signs of heart disease. Ms. Sullivan received her WomenHeart Champion certification at the Mayo Clinic in 2008, a formal training program that helps women tell their heart health stories and empower their communities to value heart health. She looks forward to sharing her “Heart Journey” with you in the Memorial Union’s Bangor Room from 12 – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th.  You can earn 20 RiseUP points for attending.

Feel free to print and share this informational PDF about the event: Go Red for Women 2014 Lunch & Learn

For more information about Go Red for Women please see:

For more information about WomenHeart and Women Heart Champions please see:


Save on Healthy Food at Bear’s Den in Union

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It pays to eat healthy. The Bear’s Den (formally the Union Marketplace) is offering 20% off healthy food selections through the month of January. Enjoy the salad bar, soup, stir fry, noodle bowls, grilled chicken burgers, grilled turkey burgers, and grilled veggie burgers all at a great 20% off discount. Bon appetit!

Spooky Walk in the News

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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On October 30 HealthyU hosted a Halloween themed Wellness Walk led by members of the University of Maine’s Paranormal Investigation Club. Did you know that Estabrooke, Balentine, Carnegie, and Coburn Halls are rumored to have supernatural beings? Emily DeWitt, president of the club, and her friend Amber Robinson led the walkers on a tour of campus’ creepy buildings.

Local Fox 22 News even came to the event to learn about the spooks on campus. If you missed the walk, Fox 22′s video is a great recap.